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The Black Box Experiment ends in Kaos

Inspired by Japanese game shows, the final month of The Black Box Experiment sees the stage taken over with a TV pilot that’s appropriately named Kaos.


The final month of The Black Box Experiment sees the actor/comedian/husband/wife team of Dave Hirst and Lucy Markiewicz take over the stage with their game show TV pilot, Kaos.

Kaos is a surreal game show with hilarious challenges and constantly changing rules, ring-mastered by the dynamic Dave and overseen by the shadowy “Games Master” Lucy.

Contestants may be tasked with making a paper plane with only one hand and throwing it into the crowd, where the audience member who catches it holds a ping pong ball determining the points, only until all points scored are declared negative. Make sense?

It might seem helter-skelter, but is the Games Master playing us all?

Kaos is the most ambitious pilot to be filmed as part of The Black Box Experiment and is a hilarious and unique television concept that takes inspiration from infamous Japanese game shows and the games you made up as a kid.

Lucy and David’s production company, DandL, creates across various platforms and mediums and recently co-created, directed and produced The Best Show in this year’s Adelaide Fringe.

The Black Box Experiment is a TV pilot incubator giving Adelaide native creatives a month of live shows to develop a new TV idea. Every Wednesday night a new episode of the show is presented live, with the audience invited to provide feedback after the show so it can be tweaked and improved each week. The final show of the month is then filmed as TV pilot, produced by 1UP Digital in partnership with broadcast partner Channel 44. These pilots will then be pitched to broadcast and online channels and be shown on Channel 44.

Event Information: Kaos
When: 7pm, October 2, 9, 16 (TBC) & 23 with the TV pilot filmed on October 30
Where: Rhino Room, Level 1, 131 Pirie St, Adelaide
Tickets: $8.50 online from or $10 at the door

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